[mythtv-users] Any advantage going to 64 bit?

Neil Cooper neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 16:05:32 UTC 2011


--- On Thu, 3/10/11, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Any advantage going to 64 bit?
> To: "Myth User" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5:37 PM
> Hi list,
> 
> My combined FE/BE uses a Sempron 140 CPU, which I
> understand is
> capable of 64 bit computing.  I believe I am running
> it with a 32 bit
> kernel, which I base off the following (but I could be
> wrong):
> [root at localhost ~]# uname -r
> 2.6.35.10-74.fc14.i686
> [root at localhost ~]# uname -m
> i686
> 
> 
> Is there an advantage to me running in 64 bit?  If so,
> what would I
> need to do to accomplish this (on a Fedora 14 system using
> yum with
> atrpms as my primary install method)?  Is it as simple
> as yum install
> <correct kernel> and then yum update to get all my
> programs upgraded
> to the 64 bit versions as appropriate?
>

Just wondering, but why did you install a 32 bit version of Linux on 64 bit hardware in the first place?


      


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